I'm 25 weeks and have been waking up constantly in the middle of the night due to my back being so sore. I've tried propping a pillow under while laying on my side but that didn't work. Pregnancy pillow seemed to have made it worse as well. Only thing that worked last night was putting a pillow under my lower back while laying on my back. I know sleeping on your back is not good, but it's the only thing that felt good. I don't go back to the doc until the 19th, so I just want some opinions from other preggo people
You seem to have tried all the things I do. I told my OB that I often end up on my back throughout the night no matter how I go to sleep. Hesaid that that happens to many women and that in itself, that is not harmful to myself or the baby and to simply roll over when I find myself on my back. I seem to need a pillow or something against my back as well as one to hold AND one between my legs. It takes up a lot of room when I do that, BUT my dog likes to curl up in the small of my back (he is only 11 lbs) which feels really good when I have the other 2 pillows. He feels much better than a pillow which leads me to believe that something more stable than a pillow might feel better to you too. Good luck!
I sympathize! I sometimes wake up my deep-sleeping husband by groaning in pain in the middle of the night when I try to shift positions or get up to go to the bathroom (again). My back and hips are so stiff and sore. No amount of pillows, even the expensive maternity pillow, or trying different sleeping positions has helped. The only thing that does seem to help a bit is exercise. It's agony to start moving but it quickly gets better. Going for short walks a few times a day helps me, and one of my pregnancy books tells you how to do a bunch of stretches specifically for relieving and strengthening the lower back and I've been forcing myself to do them for a couple weeks and already feel better.
One stretch I like to do before bed is lying on the couch or on the edge of the bed on your side with your knee bent and arm bent under your head (i.e. your left arm under your head, your left knee bent if you are lying on your left side). You keep your other leg straight, cross over your body and reach down with it and try to touch your toes to the floor, hold it for as long as you can, then slowly bring it up to a 45 degree angle from the couch (like doing leg lifts) and hold it there. I do this a bunch of times on each side.
I found sleeping in a recliner really helped. If you have one then give it a try. if you have a wedge pillow that can prop you up while you're on your back that might help too. Those are some of the things that helped me get through the night.
they're many types of pregnancy pillows. which one have you tried. perhaps you can take a look at this site http://mumsafari.webs.com/conceptionpregnant.htm
You're only 25weeks, probably 28 now so i think you should find a solution before your tummy grows bigger. Take care...
I have to sleep with 4 pillows.
2 of which are angled under my head and chest to support the upper half of my body. Then I have a body pillow that goes between my knees and under my stomach to support the front of me. Finally, I have to wedge yet another pillow under my back to keep my from lolling to the side and spiral-twisting my spine. It helps my back a ton but my husband doesn't like it so much because he can't hold me and baby while he sleeps.